DOC Makes Preliminary Countervailing Determination on Biodiesel

Posted by Sarah Lilly on 8/24/17 4:48 PM

In a Fact Sheet published on August 22, 2017, the Department of Commerce (DOC) made a preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be instructed to impose cash deposits based on the preliminary rates.

According to the notice, “The merchandise covered by these investigations is biodiesel, which is a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, including biologically-based waste oils or greases, and other biologically-based oil or fat sources.” Merchandise covered by this investigation is typically imported under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: 3826.00.1000 and 3826.00.3000.

The rates are as follows:


  • 50.29% - LDC Argentina S.A.
  • 64.17% - Vicentin S.A.I.C
  • 57.01% - All Others


  • 68.28% - P.T. Musim Mas
  • 41.06% - Wilmar International Ltd.
  • 44.92% - All Others

The Fact Sheet can be accessed at:

Topics: Commerce, AD/CVD

Expeditors' Newsflash articles are compiled from a number of public sources that, to the best of Expeditors' knowledge, are true and correct. It is our intent to present only accurate information. However, in the event any information contained herein is erroneous, Expeditors International of  Washington, Inc. accepts no liability or responsibility.                                                                                           

Copyright © Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.  Expeditors' Newsflash articles may not be reproduced in any form without advanced written consent of an authorized officer of the copyright holder.     

Recommended for you